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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
    Recently i have noticed my imac has been soo slow when responding to actions when i try to navigate around. It's like it has a mind of its own. I will click on something once and nothing will happen and i would have to keep clicking untill it gives in like 10 clicks later(its like my comp is daydreaming).

    Usually when i click on things once it does several extra clicks for me which is so frustrating! Especially when im trying to transfer music, pics, etc to my flash drive/ipod It opens everything i highlighted and ruins my whole experience and repeats itself when i try again. When im on the internet and want to go back a page it takes me several pages back wtf. Copying and pasting is such a pain...

    I have tried shutting down/restarting and in the past it has worked once but now it has affect. So im wondering if anyone else has had the same problems i have had and what can i do to fix it. Is there anyone out there who can help me? O_o i will provide more info if needed!

    I have a Imac and had it since late 06. I also have about 30-40 gigs left lol

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    If your hard disk is 500Gb then you're getting very close to the recommended minimum free space. Try removing files to cd/DVD/hard drive and/or delete unused apps. Delete trash, reboot and then see what happens.
    Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get.

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawday View Post
    If your hard disk is 500Gb then you're getting very close to the recommended minimum free space. Try removing files to cd/DVD/hard drive and/or delete unused apps. Delete trash, reboot and then see what happens.
    i dont have that many apps i dont use. I wish i could put some apps on a disc but my tray is broken =/ ill give it a try though thank you!

    max GB on here is 152 and i used about 117gb. Im a music producer so i have quite alot of sounds but, that shouldnt interfere too much.

    is there any other ways?

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    A mac with a tray for disks? What imac do you have? All recent ones to my knowledge are trayless.
    Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get.

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    oh yea sorry it doesnt have a tray. Theres an opening on the right side which i do not know the word for it though, but thats broken lol

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    Slot loader and they have very high failure rates alas.

    Go into System Preferences assuming you are using a Mac mouse, and change the mouse settings. If these fail you can install other mouse software so keep us posted?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    i see yea kinda like what the ps3 has. The problem with that is that i can put cds in it but my mac will not read the cd =/ That will cost around $300 and what sucks the most is my apple care ran out a month b4 it happened lol

    Im using a wireless mouse and the batteries are still good, but i dont think its the mouse...

    At the moment its acting normal (as in instantly responding to commands and not doing any more unnecessary things) which is weird since i didnt do anything..yet.

    Im going to keep you updated on my situation when it changes again =] feel free to post more tips. So far thanx for the help!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    Best settings for a Magic Mouse in my experience is:-

    Tracking .. second fast position in System Preferences

    Scrolling .. third SLOWEST setting

    Double Click .. third FASTEST setting

    Do not use any of the highest speed settings as you will find double clicking will not work, scrolling will be mad all over the place and tracking goes mad! If these do not improve things, try install MouseZoom.


    http://benh57.com/mousezoom.html
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    Its acting up again and no doubt about it im starting to think its my processing speed. It must be lagging! Does anyone else think thats a possibility?

    how can i fix this?

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    No not processor. Try Repairing Permissions if other suggestions have not worked. And when you say it is not the batteries, at under 35% capacity they can play up.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    hmm and thats in disk utility right?

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    Yes Disk Utility, select operating system name and click Repair Permissions.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    mkay and what am i looking for when i do that?

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!
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    Nothing. Just let it run and hope there is an improvement.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Spacing out Imac...mouse has mind of its own!

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    hmmm nothing changed... do i have to restart? i shut/restart my comp about once a week and everything is fine once i turn it back on (sometimes). Theres no way to really tell that repairing my disk and restarting will solve the problem ya know?

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